A Renew Europe seminar on the importance of banning imports of products made with forced labour from the European internal market, linked to the European Commission Proposal for a regulation on prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market (COM(2022) 453).
Topics include but are not limited to: forced labour, forced child labour, gender aspect of forced labour, forced labour and trade.
10:30 - 10:45 Introduction by MEP Samira Rafaela, INTA Rapporteur
10:45 - 11:45 Panel discussion moderated by MEP Samira Rafaela
Hélène de Rengervé, EU Senior Adviser, Anti-Slavery International
Billie Elmqvist Thurén, Human Rights and Sustainability Manager & Cocoa Lead, Olam Food Ingredients
Toni Haastrup, Professor and Chair in International Politics, University of Stirling
Roel van ’t Veld, Head of EU affairs, Douane Nederland (Dutch Customs Authority)